Hi, this is Chelsea with TinyFrog Technologies and today I want to talk to you a little bit about some of the common mistakes we see post-launch on websites.
Obviously when you launch your website, we are excited, so so excited to see all that hard work live and available to all of your website visitors, but as soon as the website is live, there are certain areas that are definitely going to need to be more regularly updated. That could be your blog, newsletters, sometimes even team photos, or other logos.
And oftentimes we see clients wanting to make these changes and going in and uploading sizes for images that might be a little too bulky. They may not fit the space properly. Or sometimes even changing pages and page structures without really thinking about what happens to the old pages. Some of these items are very quickly and easily fixed by paying attention obviously to the resolution and the dimensions of the images that you’re going to be replacing.
For URLs on your website, if you’re going to be replacing a page, make sure to set up a 301 redirect for any page that may no longer be there, so there isn’t a 404 error on users when they go to a page that maybe they had bookmarked in the past.
Some of these common mistakes are easily avoided. Make sure that before you are done with your website project to have the site fully quality control tested, get all of the dimensions for images you know you’re going to be replacing, and try and schedule a WordPress training with a trainer before the website goes live.